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How do I Save and Protect My Family's Visual History?

Services to Save and Protect Your Family's Photographic History

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Unique Special - One of a kind gift

Your family is unique & special — One-of-a-kind gift. We understand and appreciate that because our services are unique & special - One-of-a-kind!

As a Writer, Director, Producer, and Editor of Film, as well as, a family man, Gerald takes your Family home movies and creates a One-of-a-Kind treasure that you and your family will cherish forever — far superior to anything that someone's cousin or friend can deliver.

Davenport Video Digital Memories is a division of Aria Pictures and Davenport Media Group that has been involved in over 200 film & video projects that they have delivered.

Convert VHS and VHSC to Digital with Editing & More!

We take your VHS, smart phone, and other forms of family home movies and make a story of your family — we do more than transfer the video, we add personality and emotion. VHS to Digital Transfer and Conversion

We care about your project, your family, and your legacy like it is one of ours.

There are many things that people do not think about when wanting to converting analog video and pictures into a digital format, such as, editing, coloring, photographs, quality, length, music, menus, chapters, audio, size, slo-motion, clarity, titles, introduction, ending, transitions, credits, cover art, and so much more. We cover them and do them with style.

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Photo Slide Show of Memories

A Photo Slide Show makes a wonderful gift for family members, those favorite neighbors who have moved away, and to save as a history for your children and grandchildren.

The best part is instead of being locked into some album, family photos are now available to all family members. Everyone can now have a copy of those priceless family moments!

We Scan & Digitize Photographs of any size — 5x7, 6x10, and larger at a high resolution and color quality.

Editing & Color Correction, as well as, red-eye, tares, and smudges are done to rejuvenate the images. Our mission is to keep the original image intact but to fix it if necessary.

The photographs are put into a timeline with titles, motion effects, transitions, and your choice of music, creating the slide show that you will cherish and watch forever.

Archive, Save, and Protect your photos

Saving video from phone or Storing photos from phone. What do you do when your memory is all filled up?

Time Machine and many other Back-Up services and apps are great — we recommend using them; however, they should not be the only form of back-up you use to save and protect your family photos and video. We recommend using two, or more, of these offerings to protect your irreplaceable family photos and movies.

The debate about how long media (Tape, DVD/CD, Film, Hard Drives) will last is a waste of time — we know anything humans create will not last forever, even with proper care. As time passes things need to be repaired and eventually replaced.

Digital Video Disks - DVD/CD/BluRay - are great storage and back up options; however, eventually you will need to transfer your files to the latest iteration of back-up options, because in 100 years will there be a device to access the back-up disks? We may not live for 100 years but your family history should last forever. Continuing to back them up will save them.

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Video and Photos on your Phone

If you have a digital phone, you use it to take photos and video — everyone does. Everyone is a photographer and videographer and their photos and video are the best — and they are as you captured a moment in time that is gone, but that moment is on your phone for viewing and reliving.

There are many questions you may not have thought about once you have leaped into the digital phone world — you are not alone. And many, like you, come to a realization that I have thousands and thousands of photos and video on their phone and no where to save them.

The worst places to save your photos and video are on social media sites like facebook, instagram, tiktok, pinterest, and others. Oh they make it sound wonderful, easy, and convient for you, but unless you care about your privacy and who owns your media DO NOT POST THEM ONLINE TO SOCIAL MEDIA SITES.

Learn what to do with video and photos on your phone

Cherish Your Family History it is the only one you have

Family history videos contain much of the same elements as the Biography, Tribute, and Memorial videos but with the addition of a narrative detailing events of a family's heritage with stories told by the eldest members of the family; it is a great way to save your family's history for future generations to cherish.

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Biography - Tribute - Memorial

“Life is a journey we all share; though our paths and experiences may be different, we arrive at a common place together. Your family traveled that journey; they walked many paths; they experienced many things. We can learn a lot about our family through genealogy, photos, video, and recorded verbal history.” - gerald

Biography, Tribute, Dedication, Recognition, and Memorial videos are a touching, emotional, and unique way to honor, recognize, remember, and cherish a loved one or someone close to you.

In addition to photos and music, we can use old home movies, video clips, newspaper articles, scrapbook items, interviews, and narration to tell the story of the life of someone special.

These are great gifts for Anniversaries, Banquets, Birthdays, Father/Mother's Day, Graduations, Retirement parties, Memorials, Weddings, and more.